Gunnison Valley Events Calendar
Did you know there are many events in Crested Butte and Gunnison? See live music, take an art class, volunteer, play trivia, watch (or participate in) a ski or bike race, and more! Check this calendar to see what’s going on.
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Trek for Life
September 16, 2022 @ 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
The 4th Annual Trek for Life on Friday, September 16 is a memorial hike over West Maroon Pass during Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month to celebrate and remember the lives of those no longer with us. The hike is designed to raise awareness about and reduce the stigma associated with behavioral health issues among individuals living in high altitude communities like Crested Butte. The Mountain West, known as the nation’s suicide belt, effects children, adolescents, and families living above 8,000ft in high altitude town of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming where suicide rates are 3 times the national average! Suicide ranks as the: • 2nd leading cause of death for ages 10–34 • 4th leading cause of death for ages 35–54 You can learn more at: https://trekforlife.net Life is Butte-iful!
Annual events in Crested Butte and Gunnison
Gunnison Valley is also host to several beloved annual events. A classic winter event is The Alley Loop, a Nordic ski race that doubles as a costume contest. In fall, Mt. Crested Butte hosts the famous Chili and Beer Festival. Every summer in Gunnison, a crowd gathers to watch America’s fourth-oldest rodeo, Cattlemen’s Days. There are also festivals in Crested Butte that celebrate local art, music, wildflowers, and more. Attending an annual event is a good way to connect with the culture of the Gunnison Valley. You might even create a new tradition for you and your family and friends!